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  1. BFT #127 THE REVEAL!!!

    Track 1-1 "chila chila" Oriental Wind "Chila Chila" (Sonet, 1979) Okay Temiz (drums), Lennart Aberg (saxophones), Bobo Stenson (piano), Tuna Otenel (saxophones), Thomas Ostergren (bass) These guys do world jazz right..this is the lead off track from one of their strongest albums and I think it worked well as a lead track on my first ever BFT! Bobo Stenson is a favorite of mine too and he shines on this album... Track 1-2 "Fall Out" Masahiko Sato "Samadhi" (Express, 1972) Masahiko Sato (piano, synthesizer), Gary Peacock (bass), Motohiko Hino (drums) Masahiko Sato is another big favorite here and so is Gary Peacock! It's not Miroslav Vitous Track 1-3 "Rainbow at the five mile road" Stan Tracey "Free An'One" (Columbia/Lansdowne, 1970) Stan Tracey (piano), Peter King (alto sax), Dave Green (bass), Bryan Spring (drums) This one divided folks here..some people loved it and some people hated it! Oh well better then a lukewarm reaction! Check out his earlier "Under Milkwood Suite" if you want something a tad more gentler Tracey is a brilliant and legendary UK pianist..all his early albums are top notch in my book. Track 1-4 "Almost Green" Tomasz Stanko "Almost Green" (Leo, 1979) Tomasz Stanko (trumpet), Edward Vesala (drums), Palle Danielsson (bass), Tomasz Szukalski (saxophone) Chosen to highlight two favorites of mine...Stanko and Vesala not to mention the great Palle Danielsson on bass. Track 1-5 "To John Hodjazz" Misja Mengelberg Quartet "s/t" (Artone, 1966) Misja Mengelberg (piano), Han Bennink (drums), Piet Noordijk (alto sax), Rob Langereis (bass) Another room divider...I can understand that Mengelberg's piano isn't everyone's cup of tea. I personally love this track and it's off kilter swinging and fun vibe Chosen to fool people and most people know Mengelberg and Bennink from their free improv stuff although this album often reminds me of what Mengelberg did in the nineties on those wonderful piano trio CDs released on AVANT, etc.... Track 1-6 "Peace Piece" Gordon Beck "Seven Steps to Evans" (MPS, 1980) Gordon Beck (piano), Kenny Wheeler (trumpet), Tony Oxley (drums), Ron Mathewson (bass), Stan Sulzmann (saxophones) Chosen to highlight a few more favorites of mine - Kenny Wheeler and Tony Oxley. Both master musicians who were/are comfortable in many different musical settings. A few days after putting this BFT together I found out Wheeler had died..RIP Kenny. Track 1-7 "The Owl" Steve Lacy "The Wire" (Denon, 1977) Steve Lacy (soprano sax), Masahiko Togashi (percussion), Masahiko Sato (piano), Motoharu Yoshizawa (bass), Keiki Midorikawa (cello), Yoshio Ikeda (bass) A duo track off this great but rare album...Lacy and Togashi occupy huge record/cd space here on my shelves...both are master musicians in my book. Track 2-1 "Pryll├ąten-Ballasong" Spjarnsvallet "s/t" (MNW, 1975) Christer Bothen (saxes, bass clarinet, etc), Kjell Westling (bass clarinet, saxes, etc), Bengt Berger (percussion, etc), Nicke Strom (bass, etc) This one had strong reactions too both positive and negative...this obscure Swedish album is really strong in my opinion and the players are fantastic. Don Cherry played with Bothen and Berger! Dueling bass clarinets - yes!! This is one of the wilder tracks off this album...there's even some gentler and more melodic stuff for folks scared off by this piece Track 2-2 "Lily (lotus)" Sonny Greenwich "Sun Song" (CBC, 1974 Sonny Greenwich (guitar), Don Thompson (piano), Richard Homme (bass), Terry Clarke (drums), Clayton Johnston (percussion) Like the above record from Sweden, I think this is also an unsung and obscure album deserving of more notice. It was only released on the CBC (Canada's national radio station) label? It's a very strong album...I really love it and I think more people should hear it. Sonny and the entire band are firing on all cylinders on this album...since I'm a Canadian I felt obliged to include some Canadian content too Gotta love Sonny's guitar tone! I think somebody mentioned this too on the discussion thread... Track 2-3 "Time" Tchangodei "Sans Chemin" (Volcanic, no date given) Tchangodei (piano), George Lewis (trombone), Steve Potts (saxophone), Jean-Jacques Avenel (bass), Oliver Johnson (drums) Another unsung/obscure album that needs to be heard by more people. Chosen to highlight the monster band this French pianist assembled for this album as well. JJ Avenel and George Lewis in particular play like beasts on this album! Tchangodei did a few nice albums with Steve Lacy as well.... Track 2-4 "B's Blues" Nathan Davis "The Hip Walk" (SABA, 1965) Nathan Davis (saxophones, flute), Carmell Jones (trumpet), Jimmy Woode (bass), Francy Boland (piano), Kenny Clarke (drums) Somebody in the discussion thread guessed "Woody Shaw" which was a nice guess because Woody played on Nathan's *other* album for SABA entitled "Happy Girl"!!! Carmell is no slouch here obviously! Chosen because it's a fantastic album and Nathan never really got his due..also chosen to please people who want some good old straight ahead jazz(and hey I want that too from time to time hence its appearance here!) Track 2-5 "Blues for Bra Dick" Johnny Dyani "Grand Mother's teaching" (Disques Jam, 1982) Johnny Dyani (bass), DouDou Gouirand (alto sax), Butch Morris (cornet), Pierre Dorge (guitar), Makaya Ntshoko (drums) Quite a few listeners did not really like this track which surprised me...I love it myself and what a unique band! Dyani is a giant in my book and I love Dorge's guitar work on this album. Track 2-6 "Bar L'Len" Kosuke Mine "First" (Philips, 1970) Kosuke Mine (saxophones), Masabumi Kikuchi (keyboards), Larry Ridley (bass), Lenny McBrowne (drums) Chosen to highlight the work of Kosuke Mine and Masabumi Kikuchi whose albums are plentiful in my record racks. Larry Ridley! There are even stronger tracks on this album but I chose this one for its shorter length..did not want this BFT to be over 80 minutes... Track 2-7 "Winslow Cavern" Barre Phillips "Call me when you get there" (ECM, 1984) Barre Phillips (bass) A cool ending to this BFT, well, at least I thought so anyways Barre was and is still one of my favorite bass players! I've been lucky to have seen him live numerous times over the course of the 90s and early 2000s and even attended a brilliant workshop that he led. He has big ears and can fit himself in many different musical settings....this solo bass album on ECM is outstanding. A big "thank you" to everyone that took part and listened to this...hope I turned on a few people to a few nice discoveries.. Sorry some album cover jpegs did not want to load up for some reason?
  2. Hey, Its been about 4-5 years since Ive been active on here but I'm back. This is a shot in the dark but I'm desperately searching for a clean original vinyl pressing of "reflections" by Steve Lacy on the New Jazz label. Willing to pay a nice sum for a good copy. I'm also looking for Lee Morgan on Savoy and Wayne Shorter's "juju". Original first pressings only. Any leads would be greatly appreciated!
  3. Hi everyone, I've had two copies of this lp and both have pretty horrible distortion on side two and I can't tell whether it's inherent in the recording or a problem with the pressing? Does anyone else own this lp and have a similiar problem?
  4. Prices include shipping within North America. Overseas inquire please! Kiyoshi Sugimoto Quintet "Babylonia Wind" (Dig Deep Columbia, mini LP gatefold sleeve - as new with OBI and insert) $30 Kiyoshi Sugimoto Quartet "Country Dream" (Dig Deep Columbia, jewel box edition - as new with OBI) $20 Takeshi Inomata Sound of Sound LTD "s/t" (Dig Deep Columbia - mini LP sleeve - as new with OBI) $30 Jiro Inagaki "Funky Stuff" (Dig Deep Columbia - as new with OBI) $25
  5. Chris Cornell (1964-2017)

    I enjoyed early Soundgarden as well and saw them live in 1992(?)...it was the badmotorfinger tour I believe. Shocking news and I feel for his family...
  6. Help me get the Music Matters Jazz Blue Note series extended!

    Yes they were all isolated spots of clicks and noise; in my opinion a $40+ new record geared towards audiophiles should be perfect! Unfortunately part of the problem is the over saturated vinyl market and the swamped pressing plants trying to keep up with orders. That said; the 14 or so MM 33rpms that I do own sound amazing and really are the best choice for those who can't afford originals (Japanese Kings are close though). They lack the excitement and punch of the originals and seem rolled off a bit on the high end, but they do have a rich, full and smooth sound. Too bad about the recent ridiculous price fluctuations on the remaining MM 33rpm stock.
  7. Help me get the Music Matters Jazz Blue Note series extended!

    I had to return at least 3 titles(and a few of them more then once) because of noisy pressings.
  8. Any Post-Rockers in the house?

    I saw that same tour in 1996! Also caught them a year or two earlier when they toured their first album. Bought their debut 7" when it was released but I was tipped on it cuz I was a big Bastro fan before and knew this was John McEntire and Bundy Brown's new group.... I interviewed John McEntire for my crappy indie fanzine back in 1994 or 1995...I feel old now haha
  9. Turntable recommendations.

    I'm quite content with my audio technica AT440mla cartridge. It's only $175-200 and is a good fit with my Rega planar 3 tonearm and Systemdek IIx(which by the way can be found used usually for not too much money - I paid $250 for mine).
  10. Analyst: Target should drop CDs

    No I'm referring to my truck stereo that does not have a CD player. I have a USB input on my car player as well but I just use the CD player on that.
  11. Analyst: Target should drop CDs

    I can't shuffle the tunes in my player, but I've never been a "shuffle/random" play type of guy!!
  12. Analyst: Target should drop CDs

    I'm an old fashioned cd user in my car but for my work truck I use a USB stick as there is no CD player in it. I find the USB a good option; I just use an 8 gig one and usually load up about 10-20 albums. You can select between albums quite easily and you're not overwhelmed by a humongous iPod or iPhone playlist. And most importantly you can easily pick albums or tracks on the fly...something you can't easily do with a pre-programmed playlist.
  13. Misha Mengelberg RIP

    I was fortunate to see him many times in the 90s and early 00s in both the ICP band and smaller ad hoc groups. I loved his piano playing!
  14. If only there was more new music out there that even came close to matching the emotion, passion, and intensity of this album...
  15. The copy that sold for $500 looked pretty trashy with scratches and marks and a taped cover. $2300+ is a new level of insanity for this album...Popsike reveals most copies sell for around $300-600 but exceptionally clean ones really "pop". It seems tough to find with a clean white cover. I paid around $150 for mine some years ago but the cover is quite grubby - although the vinyl is borderline NM which is more important to me. Sorry but I am not interested in selling at the moment!
  16. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Motohiko Hino "s/t" (Takt, Japan WLP) Takeo Uematsu/Takeru Muraoka "ride and tie" (express, Japan WLP)
  17. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    I really like that album. Got a very clean 2nd issue(blue label) mono for not too much recently. Days later I found out a friend had a white label original in his sell/trade pile but it was quite banged up so didn't feel that bad about it!
  18. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Pete LaRoca "Basra" (blue note, mono NY ear). The guy I bought this off had purchased it sealed. He opened the shrink to check the pressing and play maybe one side. So probably as close to an unplayed Blue Note album I've ever bought! Gigi Gryce Jazz Lab "s/t" (Riverside, stereo DG orig) this is an excellent album! Art Pepper "meets the rhythm section" (Contemporary, Mono DG). Had a clean Japanese issue for years but just got this clean original yesterday for a pittance so could not resist...

    Only North American and UK/Germany buyers please. Shipping will be at cost....jewel cases will be removed to keep shipping costs low. LARD FREE "I'm around midnight" (Japan captain trip miniLP sleeve w/OBI) $10 FREDDIE REDD "connection" (USA BLUE NOTE 1994) $5 MASAHIKO SATO & SOUNDBREAKERS "amalgammation" (Drone syndicate) $7 CLIFFORD JORDAN "glass bead games" (Bomba Japan miniLP sleeve w/OBI) $30 JACKIE MCLEAN "jackies bag" (USA BLUE NOTE RVG series) $4 SONNY ROLLINS "saxophone colossus" (Prestige 50th anniversary ed w/outer card) $7 HOWARD RILEY "flight" (FMR) $7 WAYNE SHORTER "all seeing eye" (USA BLUE NOTE RVG series) $4 HORACE SILVER "song for my father" (USA BLUE NOTE RVG series) $4 ALEX VON SCHLIPPENBACH "monk's casino" (Intakt 3CD set) $30 HANK MOBLEY "roll call" (USA BLUE NOTE RVG series) $4 JACKIE MCLEAN "capuchin swing" (USA BLUE NOTE RVG series) $4 MASAHIKO SATO "deformation" (Bridge, Japan miniLP sleeve w/OBI) $28 STEVE LACY "the gap" (America/Universal) $15 DAVID TORN "prezens" (ECM, with outer card) $8 MASAHIKO TOGASHI/MOTOTERU TAKAGI "isolation" (take one, JAPAN) $30 MASAHIKO TOGASHI DON CHERRY "song of soil, vol.1" (Paddlewheel, Japan) $12 JOHN TAYLOR "pause and think again" (FMR) $7 LARRY YOUNG "of love and peace" (Blue Note, 2004 usa) $8 LARRY YOUNG "into something" (blue note connosseiur) $10 TONY WILLIAMS "lifetime" (USA BLUE NOTE RVG series) $4 CLIFFORD THORNTON "panther and the lash" (AMERICA/UNIVERSAL) $15 GARY PEACOCK "Voices" (Sony, Japan) $25 MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI "live at moers" (Three Blind Mice, ltd edition w/OBI from 2000) $30 MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI "cool jojo" (Three Blind Mice, ltd edition w/OBI from 2000) $30 MOTOHIKO HINO "s/t" (Takt, Japan) $25 JOKI FREUND "yogi jazz" (Atelier sawano) $18 TERUO NAKAMURA "Unicorn" (Three Blind Mice, ltd edition w/OBI from 2000) $40
  20. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Wayne Shorter "Wayning moments" (Vee Jay, stereo DG rainbow) Wayne Shorter "introducing" (Vee Jay, mono maroon label) Johnny Griffin "way out" (Riverside, mono USA)
  21. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Donald Byrd "Byrd's Word" (Savoy, USA DG promo) Toshiko Mariano "Miwaku no jazz" (Victor, Japan) Toshiko Akiyoshi "meditation" (Dan, Japan)
  22. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Nice one. This and "revenge" are some overlooked gems. Tonight's spins: Bill Evans "how my heart sings" (riverside, mono) Michel Portal "our meanings and our feelings" (pathe, France) Terje Rypdal "s/t" (ecm, Germany)
  23. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Classic! My older sister bought this around 1988 or so...a big discovery! I bought my own copy a year or two later... A good friend of mine still has their debut single which is also a killer...
  24. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Yeah it just has a "not for sale"'stamp on rear cover and labels(which are the DG blood red ones)